1:56 AM EDT, Tue May 31, 2016
Los Angeles Times 1 hour ago

Jhoulys Chacin outduels Justin Verlander in Angels win

Jhoulys Chacin threw a four-hitter to win a scintillating duel with Justin Verlander, and Cliff Pennington's tiebreaking RBI single in the Angels' five-run eighth inning propelled Los Angeles to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Chacin (1-1) and Verlander (4-5) combined to...
Halos Heaven 1 hour ago

Jhoulys Chacin got into a pitching duel with Justin Verlander & walked away with Angels win

Chacin had a complete game, with ten strikeouts under his belt. Unreal. Angels 5  Tigers 1 Today's Memorial Day contest between the Tigers and the Angels was as straight up pitching duel, no two ways about it. It was Justive Verlander against Jhoulys Chacin, and they turned the Big A into a gladiator's pit; some sort of sunburned Thunderdome, where two pitchers would enter, one would leave (with the WIN). The unlikely Chacin has proven his mettle in an Angels uniform already, but tonight he took it to an unprecedented level. He went all the way to the end of a game, along the way...
Bless You Boys 2 hours ago

Angels 5, Tigers 1: Offense puts up little fight, Tigers drop 3rd straight

The Tigers' offense was a complete non-factor against Angels starter Jhoulys Chacin. There's something about Angels Stadium that the Detroit Tigers just can't solve. Justin Verlander allowed one baserunner through seven innings, but a rocky eighth cost him and the Tigers as they managed just three hits in a 5-1 loss against Jhoulys Chacin and the Los Angeles Angels. There wasn't much offense to be found early in this game. In fact, there was zero offense whatsoever for the first four innings. Verlander and Chacin combined to retire the first 27 batters of the game, which was three shy of...
Orange County Register 2 hours ago
Final: Angels defeat Detroit, 5-1

Final: Angels defeat Detroit, 5-1

ANAHEIM — Two pitchers neared history Monday night at Angel Stadium. Jhoulys Chacin stood perfect through four innings, while Justin Verlander followed right along. After Chacin sat down the three Detroit Tigers batters in the top of the fifth...
Grand Rapids Press 2 hours ago
Justin Verlander's strong start unravels late as Tigers drop third straight

Justin Verlander's strong start unravels late as Tigers drop third straight

The Angels singled three straight times off Verlander in the eighth, enough for a 5-1 win over the Tigers Monday. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Justin Verlander gave the Detroit Tigers another strong outing. Unfortunately for him, his teammates couldn't score -- and then they watched it come crashing down. Verlander's start unraveled in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers lost 5-1 to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday before 38,541 at Angel Stadium. Cliff Pennington singled with no outs in the eighth to open the floodgates for the Angels, who singled three times off...

VIDEO: Chacin's perfect game broken up in the sixth

Angels starter Jhoulys Chacin retired the first 17 batters of the game in order Monday before giving up a single to Andrew Romine with two outs in the sixth. Tigers starter Justin Verlander was neck and neck with Chacin, retiring the first 12 batters...

VIDEO: Cron breaks up Verlander's perfect game in the fifth

C.J. Cron broke up Justin Verlander's perfect game in the bottom of the fifth Sunday. Verlander retired the first 12 batters before Cron led off the fifth with a single to right. This was the first baserunner of the game for either side. To this...
Grand Rapids Press 13 hours ago
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander vs. the curse of Anaheim

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander vs. the curse of Anaheim

The Tigers have not fared well against the Angels in Anaheim. Will that change tonight? GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (24-25) at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (22-28)When: 9:05 p.m. ET Monday, May 30Where: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.TV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Aaron McMann STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Justin Verlander (4-4, 4.02 ERA) Los Angeles AngelsRHP Jhoulys Chacin (1-3, 5.11 ERA with Braves and Angels combined) GAME NOTES-- After losing two of three in Oakland, the...
Bless You Boys 14 hours ago

Game 50 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels

Justin Verlander goes for his fifth win of the year as the Tigers begin a three-game series in Anaheim. The hot button topic surrounding the Detroit Tigers for most of the 2016 season has been their starting pitching. We hoped for the best and planned for the worst as they sent two unproven youngsters and a struggling Mike Pelfrey against a dangerous Oakland Athletics team. While just about everything else crumbled around them -- the offense only scored nine runs, the bullpen imploded on Saturday, and the defense did Mike Pelfrey no favors -- the starting pitching held up well. On Monday,...

Game 2016.46: Phillies at Tigers

Maybin and Cabrera are still putting on a show, Justin Verlander was in vintage form, and the Tigers have their brooms out for the Phillies. Since it is the day game after a night games, this will be a short one. Unless I can get Romine to give me a breather. Today’s lineup: Maybin, CF […]
Bless You Boys May 25, 2016

Justin Verlander is throwing a cutter and it's nasty

Call it a hard slider if you want, but if it moves like a cutter, it's a cutter. Last year, just before the 2015 season spiraled into the void, I went to Toledo to watch the Toledo Mud Hens in an afternoon game. Specifically, I went to watch Justin Verlander pitch his final rehab start before rejoining the Tigers. There were some odd sights. A Tyrannosaurus Rex brought Verlander the ball for the game's first pitch. He (Verlander, not the T-Rex) wore a strange beige uniform with mock Velociraptor slashes across it. American Pharoah's Triple Crown winning performance in the Belmont Stakes was...
Bless You Boys May 25, 2016

Here's how Miguel Cabrera got out of his early-season slump

Cabrera's rough start to the season stemmed from the way he was being pitched and when he chose to swing. There will come a time in Miguel Cabrera’s career when the Detroit Tigers’ slugger will no longer be one of the game’s elite hitters. While this is unlikely to come anytime soon, skeptics will jump on any opportunity to pounce on any moment of decline. So when things looked grim for Cabrera 17 games into the season, trigger-happy pessimists announced that this could be the beginning of the end. Cabrera promptly responded the next evening by hitting two home runs against the...
Bless You Boys May 24, 2016

Tigers 3, Phillies 1: Justin Verlander's masterful start hands Detroit 3rd straight series

K-Rod got a shaky 400th career save for the Tigers. The Detroit Tigers offense wasn't doing much of anything against Philadelphia Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson and the team needed Justin Verlander to pitch like an ace. Eight scoreless innings of work gave Detroit just that, and backed by key hits from Miguel Cabrera, Cameron Maybin, and Victor Martinez, the Tigers took the series and won 3-1 over the Phillies. Verlander was fantastic. All of his pitches were sharp and effortless. His curveball had quite the drop to it, and he had the Phillies looking silly. He gave up just three hits...
Grand Rapids Press May 24, 2016
Justin Verlander strikes out 10 as streaking Tigers climb above .500

Justin Verlander strikes out 10 as streaking Tigers climb above .500

Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth and earned the save, the 400th of his career, as the Tigers won for the eighth time in nine games. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are back above .500. Justin Verlander struck out 10 in eight shutout innings Tuesday night to lead the Tigers to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Tigers have won eight of their past nine games and are 23-22 for the season. They were 15-21 just 10 days ago. Francisco Rodriguez allowed a run in the ninth inning but earned the save, the 400th of his career. THREE STARSJustin...
Grand Rapids Press May 24, 2016
Live scoring, stats: Tigers try to stay hot against Phillies (chat)

Live scoring, stats: Tigers try to stay hot against Phillies (chat)

Game features good pitching matchup between Justin Verlander and Jeremy Hellickson. If you're reading this on the MLive app, please click here to join the conversation. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (22-22) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (25-20)When: 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 24Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Aaron McMann The Tigers have climbed back to the .500 mark for the first time since May 6. Now they'll try to move up the ladder in the American League...

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